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Gove reiterates UK support for local farming industry after exit from European Union

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Gove reiterates UK support for local farming industry after exit from European Union thumbnailUK Agriculture minister, Michael Gove, with North Antrim DUP MP, Ian Paisley and Ballymena Guardian editor, Jim Flanagan. The minister was interviewed by Mr Flanagan about various ‘Brexit’ and farming issues at a dinner in the Tullyglass House Hotel.

UK Agriculture minister, Michael Gove, reiterated his commitment to the local farming industry in a speech at a gala dinner in Ballymena last Thursday, hosted by North Antrim DUP MP, Ian Paisley.
The minister, a strong supporter of the decision to leave the European Union, was in the province to meet a wide range of groups, including Ulster farmers' leaders and Department of Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Affairs officials.
Mr Gove later addressed guests at a dinner in the Tullyglass House Hotel, including the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, councillor Paul Reid, Chief Constable, George Hamilton, Invest NI chief executive, Alastair Hamilton, North Antrim MLA, Mervyn Storey, former South Antrim UUP MP, Danny Kinahan, councillors and executives from leading local agri-food companies.
In a wide ranging address on 'Brexit' issues and the implications for business, he stressed the needs of Northern Ireland's farming community would be central to his thinking as negotiations moved towards the crucial future trading relationships between the UK and Europe.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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